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Centenary Tower : 29-05-2014
Centenary Tower : 29-05-2014

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A tower commemorates the centenary of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in 1985.

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron was 'born' in 1885 when a group of gentlemen interested in water sports formed the Brisbane Sailing Club. Sailing quickly became the prominent sport of the new entity and within a few years competition with the sailors of Sydney had commenced with the inaugural intercolonial sailing race in 22 Footers.

By 1894, the restriction of ‘Brisbane’ was adjusted and the club took the title of Queensland Yacht Club. In that year also the Admiralty granted members permission to fly the Blue Ensign of Her Majesty’s Fleet. In 1902 His Majesty, King Edward VII bestowed the title ‘Royal’ on the club and, in 1961, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II approved a change of name to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The final step came in 1991, when the club was registered as an incorporated company and became the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Limited.


Address:Royal Esplanade, Royal Queensland Yacht Club, Manly , 4179
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.460221
Long: 153.190998
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1885
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st April, 1985
Front Inscription

This Tower To Commemorate
The Centenary 1885 - 1985
            Of The
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
       Was Unveiled
On 21st April, 1985
H. R. H. The Duke Of Kent, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., A.D.C.


Right Side Inscription

Wall of Remembrance

Plaque :

Alan & Jenny Leutenegger
(1835 - 2008)  & (1939 - 2007)

Whose ashes were scattered at sea of Moolooba
Latitude 26 40 77  Longtitude  153 07 87 

On Sunday 28th June 2009 off TMSV Taslander

"You are forever in your playground"


Source: MA
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